Redknapp: No Christmas for me

Last updated : 21 December 2003 By Alex Dale
Redknapp, furious at the way Pompey were defeated, spat: “I don’t care about Christmas this year.

“I just don’t care and I won’t even eat my Christmas dinner.

“I’m going to be the most miserable person you’ve ever seen in your whole life, I swear to God. My wife’s Christmas ain’t even worth bothering about.

“We’re going to train every day, including on Christmas Day, and we play on Boxing Day.”

Boris Zivkovic was singled out for criticism by 'Arry after his part in Marian Pahars' goal, saying: “I put a sub on and the first thing he did was let Pahars come inside on his right foot for their second goal.

“Afterwards, I said to him ’Did you watch the first half? Were you busy doing something else?’ He must have been asleep".

Wapennar was also blasted for his part in Jason Dodd's bizarre opener, which bounced off Sebastian Schemmel's head and in direct from a corner.

It all means Portsmouth will spend Christmas in the relegation zone with Southampton looking down smugly in fourth. The Boxing Day home match with Tottenham will be critical going into 2004 as the league begins to take shape.